A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 08:03:57 / October 2, 2015 @ 8:03 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr15275006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15275006. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.3981 West, latitude 18.0394 North, depth = 19 km. The temblor was detected at 04:03:57 / 4:03 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Guayama, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km SE of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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